Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, a five-star luxury resort tucked into the lush landscape of the Riviera Nayarit, announces the start of construction on a new dining destination set to debut in December 2018. Replacing the Resort’s signature restaurant Ketsi, the new Dos Catrinas concept will marry Mexico’s past and future with a new culturally-rich dining experience set in a modern, reimagined space.
“Riviera Nayarit has long been an oasis for travellers in search of a luxury seaside escape seasoned with authentic cultural experiences,” says John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita. “Dos Catrinas is the perfect marriage of Mexico’s rich history and modern regional cuisine served in Punta Mita today, and we look forward to offering a magical new culinary experience for our guests.”
Designed by Colombian architect Saul Sasson, Dos Catrinas will bring together Mexico’s traditional culture, sophisticated urban lifestyle and powerful history in a two-storey space boasting spectacular ocean views. The ground level will feature the main restaurant and bar while the second level upstairs will offer guests a vibrant and lively atmosphere with a second bar and lounge area perfect for socialising before or after a meal. The 5,383 square-foot venue will feature locally-inspired design elements, including copper lamps, black clay, huanacaxtle wood and locally woven textiles, and will accommodate up to 278 guests.
The name Dos Catrinas is derived from one of the most powerful references in Mexican iconography: La Catrina. The new restaurant’s dual offering of both dining and socialising spaces will mirror Mexico’s ambivalent approach to life and death and the joyful celebration of new beginnings. To further honour the region, all construction materials, furniture and accessories will be sourced locally.
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita offers a variety of culinary options for guests to experience including casual seafood-centric fare at Bahía by Richard Sandoval, contemporary Asian-inspired cuisine at Aramara, poolside dining at the adults-only Tamai Pool Bar, and toes-in-the-sand light bites and drinks at The Shack Bar. Inspired by a commitment to fresh, local ingredients and a desire to cater to an array of healthy lifestyles, the Resort recently partnered with celebrated vegan chef Leslie Durso to create new plant-based offerings at Aramara and Bahía by Richard Sandoval.
Chocolate and Design at Four Seasons Hotel Milano
With the reopening of its seasonal Sunday Brunch, Four Seasons Hotel Milano will unveil the new décor of its Chocolate Room. This year, Pastry Chef Daniele Bonzi is paying tribute to Milan’s famous reputation for design, with the creation of an art exhibition.
No less than one ton (2,200 pounds) of the finest Valrhona chocolate was necessary to create this new decor featuring geometric shapes, pop-culture and tape art elements as well as three-dimensional installations. Among these, guests can enjoy an interactive sound wave wall filled with chocolate desserts and a reproduction of the famous Needle, Thread and Knot statue by celebrated artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.
“Besides fashion, Milan has also positioned itself as an important cradle for contemporary art and design, and you can clearly feel these influences when seeing the numerous art exhibitions in town, or by simply walking around the city or visiting the annual Furniture Fair. This is what has inspired me to create this multi-sensorial art experience. Just as all the paints and materials used in art, chocolate is a fabulous matter to work with, providing endless ways of use, with various natural tones and textures,” explains Pastry Chef Bonzi.
Certainly one of the most loved Hotel’s highlights since its creation in 2007, this hand-decorated delicacy has successively taken the form of a Ratatouille-themed lounge, a chocolate factory and a tropical forest featuring jungle-inspired vegetation and exotic animals. The Chocolate Room can be visited during the traditional Sunday Brunch and booked for private events, chocolate tastings, breakfasts and afternoon breaks.
A must-go occasion for guests and locals alike, the Hotel’ Sunday Brunch provides a unique moment to indulge in traditional Italian dishes served buffet-style including typical recipes as Milanese-style risotto and cutlets, gourmet selections of cold cuts and cheeses, delicious salads and roasted meats. And with its children’s play area and babysitter service, it is also a perfect occasion to spend a relaxed meal with the entire family.
Located in a dramatically 15th century reborn convent, Four Seasons Hotel Milano offers the perfect destination to spend a family holiday. Thanks to its position in the city’s bustling Fashion District, the Hotel allows an easy access to Milan’s historical quarter of Brera and the iconic Duomo, while for those looking for a shopping escape in the world leading couture houses, the Hotel’s Spa is a serene after-shopping respite to be pampered in with exclusive signature treatments.
The Sweet Treasure of Seasonal Cantonese Cuisine at Shàng-Xí
Hairy crab season is something that all real food-lovers, from diners to cooks and head chefs are waiting for all year around. There is nothing that quite matches the light, sweet tastes of hairy crab, and its ability to accompany a wide variety of different ingredients.
At Shàng-Xí, renowned Chef Simon Choi has considered the natural delicacy of hairy crab and created a menu that takes guests on a culinary journey. From braised bird’s nest soup with crab jus and egg white to baked avocado and crab cream, sautéed fresh crab with conpoy and eggs, and oven-baked crab cream puffs, this one-off menu is a truly fine way to enjoy the unique flavours of the hairy crab.
The chef’s autumn special menu also showcases crab cream in unison with flavours that aptly accompany. The result is the culmination of decades of cooking expertise simmered down into rich aromas and savoury splendour, only at the award-winning Shàng-Xí at Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai.
Gourmet Superstar Chef Gordon Ramsay Returns to Bread Street Kitchen Dubai
The great thing about Atlantis restaurants is that they draw in big names from the culinary world and bring you the best cuisine right here in Dubai! And there’s no denying that Atlantis, The Palm’s food scene is hot right now, with the world’ leading chefs flocking to the resort to show off their culinary skills. From creating signature dishes at Atlantis’ signature restaurants to sharing their top-notch tips and tricks during live demonstrations and masterclasses, our celebrated chefs are rustling up a storm during the entire duration of the Culinary Month in Atlantis Dubai.
One of the key aspects of this edition of Culinary Month celebrations is TV personality and multi Michelin-starred celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s visit to Bread Street Kitchen Dubai to launch his biggest menu change yet – the new ‘Fit Food’ menu.
What’s on The Menu?
The ‘Fit Food Menu is crafted around clean eating and offers a collection of delicious healthy meals that help guests meet their fitness needs and goals. The menu represents Gordon’s commitment to making easy healthy food and the will cater to the health-conscious foodie looking for something fresh and healthy, yet exciting! The recipes on the ‘Fit Food’ menu are inspired by Gordon Ramsay’s new healthy cookbook ‘Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Fit Food’ which will be launched on October 11th, 2018 at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar.
While cooking remains his passion, Gordon is a committed athlete and emphasizes the importance of staying fit and healthy. He says “These are my go-to recipes when I want to eat at home. My great hope is that this will inspire you to get cooking to improve your own health whatever your personal goal”.
Atlantis is offering you the unique opportunity to meet and greet Gordon Ramsay, and try his brand new ‘Fit Food’ inspired menu and recipes with a special four-course meal. You will also have the chance to purchase a copy of the book in the evening to be signed by Gordon.
Lastly, a quick reminder of some of the exciting events Chef Gordon Ramsay is hosting that you won’t want to miss:
Fit Food Night – Thursday 11th October 2018 6:45pm – 12:00am
Launch of the ‘Fit Food’ menu at Bread Street Kitchen with Gordon and Channel 4 radio. Set Menu (food only) for adults is priced at AED 295 & kids (ages 4-11) is AED105
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